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Getting Organised with info/coupons, etc

I'm starting to try & keep track of all the snippets of information/deals/coupons that the forums & websites provide & because I am new to Vegas - I'm struggling to work out the best way to do this, without missing out or getting confused! I don't know which shopping mall or buffet is in which hotel, etc, etc & there are so many, I'm getting confused! I'm there for 11 days & I don't really want to stick to a set itinerary, so I want to have accessible information 24/7.

I have visions of setting out each day with a handbag full of bits of paper & coupons, then when I'm out & about, spending all day scrabbling around for the information/coupon & then ending up not making the most of it!!

How does everyone else sort theirs out?

I was thinking along the lines of buying an Address Book & using the a-z sections to list the buffets/restaurants/stores alphabetically, so that I could add the approximate prices or location/hotel & opening times & also if I was in possession of a coupon/discount for it before I leave home, so that I could refer to something compact & easy to look up whilst I am there.

Does this sound like a workable idea or does anyone else have any suggestions, especially tried & tested ones!!

TIA

Suzi xx

Stickney,IL
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1. Re: Getting Organised with info/coupons, etc

I feel the same way so what I have been doing is cutting and pasting if something catches my eye I cut and paste so that way I have only the information I want. I don't like itineraries in vegas either so if I have all the info on two or three sheets of paper I feel alot more organized.

Long Island,NY
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2. Re: Getting Organised with info/coupons, etc

Perhaps you can find one of those envelope organizers-a bit larger than a standard envelope and separated alphabetically-simply put each coupon and pertinent info under that letter-

on the front of the envelope you can write a little guide as to which buffet,restaurant,attraction is located in which property-

for example=if you know you have a coupon for the auto collection and can't remember which letter to look under you will see from your notes on the front that it is located at the Imperial palace-then just pull it out from the "I" section

All other info could be put under the correct section as well-show times, etc-

DH and I just bring a small folder with us that has our flight and car rental info-we leave it in his laptop bag and use it when we are boarding and picking up the rental.

Don't stress- we have always had only a few things set up each trip -if we were in town for a show (such as SEMA or INFOCOMM) we just planned which days we were attending-usually we do only one show per trip-the rest of the time we just basically wing it-I never know 3 months in advance where I'll feel like eating on a particular night-we choose as we go along-(with the exception of set reservations at Delmonico last June becasue it was during a large convention and we had a group and needed a particular time- I also knew I would ALWAYS be happy eating there-

Just relax and enjoy!

If there is something you thought you might get to do and didn't put it on your "to do" list for the next trip!!

Janice

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3. Re: Getting Organised with info/coupons, etc

Don't complicate things. Just decide which attractions, buffets, restaurants, casinos, etc. you want to visit. When you have your list(writing down just the name and hours)- look at a map of Vegas and organize everything by areas of the strip. I would put all coupons in one envelope. You can narrow down your choices by asking for people's opinions on buffets, shopping areas, etc.

http://www.vegas.com/attractions/

http://www.lasvegasadvisor.com/buffets.cfm

lasvegasadvisor.com/…

Again- narrow down your choices(by priority), list them with hours, etc. and then look at a map and divide it into sections so you don't have to be going back and forth on the strip.

Do not for a minute think you are going to stick to any schedule- it isn't going to happen. It is better to pick just a few things each day and play it by ear the rest of the time. There are so many things to see in Vegas that there is no way you are going to see everything you want to see. Remember-you are on vacation- relax and enjoy yourself and don't get stressed out. If you miss something- you will see it on your next visit.

Irvine, California
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4. Re: Getting Organised with info/coupons, etc

I send myself a text message with the name of a resturant and time of my reservation, works like a charm.

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5. Re: Getting Organised with info/coupons, etc

I have a coupon holder, which is like a previous poster mentioned. It has tabs and it is a little bigger than an envelope. I mark the name of the hotel, or hotel group such a Harrah's, and I put the coupons in each section. I also keep a list that I print out for things I want to do, or tips that I have seen. I print this out before I leave and take it with me.

North West
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6. Re: Getting Organised with info/coupons, etc

Thanks for the brilliant ideas & links!

I think I'll do a combination of all suggestions - have an envelope to keep the coupons organised, do the A-Z so I can cross reference where things are & how much they cost, then nearer the time, do a list of "must see/do" & group them by area.

I'm useless at making decisions so I just had an idea that I might put a couple of things that are near each other on seperate pieces of paper, then each day, do a "lucky dip" & see where I'm going to on that day!! If I make sure that all the "must see" things are covered then that way I shouldn't miss anything!

Nashville, Tennessee
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7. Re: Getting Organised with info/coupons, etc

I'm starting to write down things that my son wants to see, what I want to see. I have my LV advisor coupon book, pages marked which I will use to save some money. Then, I'll start with what is where, work our way down the strip. Whatever I don't do this time, I'll do next time. Sounds weird, but I want to collect as many cards as I can from the casinos. I got the majority. I even plan my budget to a certain extent.

Also, do you actually have to tear the coupons out of the LVadvisor book where you are at? I know it's small, but still. Oh well. Thanks!

Le Roy, Illinois
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8. Re: Getting Organised with info/coupons, etc

As Vp03 said, that is how DH and I try to do it. If we know we're heading south strip for the day, we'll bring whatever it is that pertains to that portion of the strip, if we make then we make if not, there's always next time.

We break our trip into sections of strip, sometimes you ending up missing a section, but that's ok. Try to find something that suits you. If an envelope full of coupons gets the job done, kudos - that would never work for us!

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9. Re: Getting Organised with info/coupons, etc

I have all my papers stapled together in order of how I will use them. i.e. Hotel confirmation, tickets for the show, coupon for the dinner, than directions to whatever, and then on to the next day. They are stapled together so I can just rip out after I'm done and nothing get lost.

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10. Re: Getting Organised with info/coupons, etc

What great ideas! I'm an organized person, too. I have severe multiple food allergies. I have a two page list of restaurant names, phone numbers, and menu choices. For several of the restaurants we're really interested in, I've already had contact with the manager or chef about specific food items. We only have one reservation because we don't like to have a set itinerary. But with this list, we have a general idea of where I should be able to eat if we happen to be in whichever area of the strip.